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MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
rankings were based on e tests of more than half a million 15-year-olds. the u.s. education secretary arnie duncan calling it stagnation. but before we talk about how to fix the problem, let's look deeper. there might be a lot less here than meets the eye. they're broken down in connecticut, florida, and massachusetts. in connecticut and massachusetts, two of the richest states in the union were students generally perform better than the worldwide average. the policy substitute said that america lags in social testing. if you were to correct for their massive income inequality, the performance is better than it appears. consider that the top issuer in all three categories was shanghai, a result that gave rise to headlines proclaiming china has having the smartest students. they are just 1.7% of china's population. country, essentially forces many of the children of poor workers to leave shanghai for high school. while testing was done three years ago in china's rural areas, the chinese government only allowed the release of shanghai's scores. it underlies almost every conversation we have a
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
support common core education standards. i'll never watch your show again. another said, if you support common core, you have hoes -- you've lost my trust. another one, you need to learn the truth about common core. the person who said he never would watch my show again won't hear this and that's too bad. i want to cut to the chase itch don't support what common core has become in many states or school districts. i'm dead set against the federal government creating a uniform curriculum for any subject. i oppose the collection of personal data on students that would identify them and then track them, and certainly any effort to give that personal information to the federal government. i am steadfast in my belief that parents, parents, should ultimately decide. the best for their children's education, whether it's public schools, private schools, religious schools, or home schools. i believe education is a local or state function, not a federal one. sadly, the very label, common core, has come to be associated with things i detest, like agenda-driven curriculum that indoctrine yates inste
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
there. he'll be talking about education policy. [inaudible conversations] >> hey, good afternoon, everyone. we're going to go ahead and get started. hey, how you doing this afternoon? i'm rick hess, director of education policy studies here at the american enterprise institute. happy to welcome all of you to join us today for this promising and, i think, intriguing conversation with connecticut governor dan malloy. delighted to have those of you who are here with us and also those of you watching at home either via live stream or on c-span2. the hashtag for the event is hashtag ct ed reform, that's capital ct ed reform. feel free to follow along or join in. we are going to be going for an hour, until 2:30. format's going to be pretty straightforward. first, governor malloy, dan malloy of connecticut, has been kind enough to agree to share some thoughts on the dos and don'ts of school reform in connecticut, what are some of the lessons they've learned as they have tackled this work. i'm going to then have an opportunity to chat with the governor for 15 or 20 minutes, ask him a cou
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
for your reporting. >>> and now we look at the sobering news on education, and just how quickly the rest of the world is passing us by. we get details tonight from our chief education correspondent rehema ellis. >> reporter: the test results are in, and for american students the numbers are going in the wrong direction. about half a million students from 65 countries took the pisa exam, international tests of 15-year-olds given every three years. >> while 40 out of the 65 countries that participated in the test improved, the u.s. performance remained fundamentally flat. >> reporter: of 34 industrialized countries, the united states is nowhere near the top of the list. and since 2009, the last time the tests were taken, its ranking has dropped in all three subjects now placing 26th in math, 21st in science, and 17th in reading. >> we're running in place as other high-performing countries start to lap us. >> reporter: some of those ranking ahead of the united states are china, canada, germany, poland and latvia, even developing countries like vietnam. >> asian countries like korea, like ja
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
they were laid bear for the whole world to see. >> i want to ask both of you about education initiative, the studies out today, every three years global testing of teenagers, 15 years old. what we found, for all the money spent by bush administration and before this the obama administration, race to the top, all of the advancements we've been expecting, that american students have moved downward in these testings. we now rank below what we rank before. we're mid-range. actually rank below vietnam on math and reading scores. vietnam, which is not considered like shanghai and singapore, some other leading asian countries has now moved up. ron, you've studied a lot of this. you've covered all of these issues. what's going on here with our inability to make any headway on what is arguably a national security issue, the fact our kids are falling behind on math and science. >> you're exactly right. it is a national security issue. i would step back and put the education system in that big bucket of national institutions that are failing to adapt to the times. just like our other institutions
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
. they will pour resources into helping to improve the education of every child growing up in their native land. mandela greatly valued education. he once said education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. >> education was just very, very important to my grandfather. education is one of his things that he's so passionate about. every single one our family was educated. because he said when you're educated nobody else can take it away from you. >> for their support, for their love, for their dedication towards my father and the family. to thank them for their prayers and comfort during this difficult time. >> our thanks to the mandela family for sharing their father with the world. in the words of else in mandela, for to be free is not nearly to cast off ones chains but to live in a way that enhances the freedom of others. his daughter says he achieved that through the practice of peace and reconciliation. >> thank you, kelly. there are some new concerns over so-called energy drinks. accord to a brand-new study, those beverages can pose a serious risk to your heart
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
online already. martha: disappointing news about america's education system. according to the latest survey when it comes to major subjects like math, reading and signs, u.s. teenagers fall ray behind their counter parts in asia and europe. gregg palkot is live in london to tell us more about these results. >> reporter: the international report card for schools is out. it comes from the well-regarded oedd. while we don't get an f it feels like a c. our teenagers are 20th in the world in reading skills and a as for math, 28 other countries are ahead of our teenagers. here is what they have to say about our results. >> at the end of the day quality of outcome and quality of education can never exceed the quality of instruction. >> reporter: we have had a statement from the education secretary. he calls it a picture of stagnation. while things have not gotten worse. our rankings have split because others have gotten better'. chinese cities like beijing and hong kong lead the way. in a heating unglobal economy strong numbers. martha: we are spending more money, we have more technology be
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
in the workshop and educators can get lesson plans to use in the classroom. >> you don't use sugar for any of these things, right? sugar has seen a big decrease in the last five weeks. sugar prices have dropped pretty steadily in the last five weeks. there's nothing surprisingly in the 12 days that uses sugar, right? >> if you remember last year, becky, we had the drought in the summertime which drove up food prices and grain prices. >> right. right. >> which caused the bird costs to go up. this year both energy and food prices are down. >> we were going to play a little music or something so the total price is, did you tell us that already, $27,993.17. up 7.7% this year, joe. >> 7.7. inflation. all right, jim. thank you. >> good to see you. happy holidays. >>> folks, it is cyber monday. that's when people return to work and do some shopping online. we're going to talk about ecommerce prospects when "squawk box" comes right back ♪ ♪ the most wonderful time of the year ♪ capital to make it happen? without the thinking that makes it real? what's a vision without the expertise to execut
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
highlighting the fact that a lot of this job growth, good jobs, manufacturing, education, construction. so they say that those are signs that the economy is moving in the right direction. at the same time, as you point out, the white house looking at those numbers and using them to argue that unemployment insurance should be extended for 1.3 million americans. they point out that within those economic figures you can see 4 million americans have been unemployed for six months or more. here's what president obama had to say in his weekly address. take a listen. >> for many families it can be the difference between hardship and catastrophe. it makes a difference for a mother who suddenly doesn't know if she will be able to put food on the table for his kids or a father who lost his job and is looking for a new one. last year it ended 2.5 people out of poverty and cushioned the blow for many more. >> now, alex, republicans are making the opposite argument. they are saying that the low unemployment rate or relatively low unemployment rate speaks to the fact that the economy doesn't need more s
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
that is done here. and all the non-profits that call the arc home offer access to everything from education to health care to the safe shelter from the streets. which means you're harnessing the power of community. to expand opportunity for folks here in d.c. and your reflects the tradition that run through our history. the blood vessel we're greater together than on our own. over the last two months washington has been dominated by some contentious debates. i think it's fair to say. and between a reckless shut down by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care act, and admitly poor execution on my administration's part on implementing the latest stage of the new law. it's not surprising the frustrations with the are at the all-time high. we know the frustrations run deeper than the most recent political battles. their frustration is rooted in their own daily battles fop make ends meet, to pay for college, buy a home, save for retirement. it's rooted in the nagging sense that no matter how hay work, the deck stacked against them. it's rooted in the fear they kids w
KRON
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
, south korea, japan and hong kong for its education secretary arne duncan says the solution should include higher academic standards, affordable college and retention of top-notch educators. >>mark: today, president obama will start a new push for the health-care.gov website. in an event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been held by his health or care reform law and website. the president also working on possible subsidies to insurance companies to let people keep their existing insurance plans as was originally promised. the government say most of the glitches on these website have now been fixed. and now that to the website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health care exchange. >>james: and man was killed in a shark attack while fishing from a kayak in hawaii. it happened but it off the island of maui. apparently, the fishermen speak for dangling over the edge of his kayak when a shark bit one of them. a friend kayaking near by tried to stop the man's bleeding with a tourniquet
KOFY
Dec 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
behind this education revolution that is happening. also baby seat that has some parents outraged. why they say it is just going too far. >> california man on mission. just how long he plans on ringing that bell. you know it's hard to believe an amazing effort he makes. i'll have the [son] all right,she has no idea. [man] no one told her,right? [son]hi! [mom screams] your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life. >> most of us had to adapt to the internet but all young people have ever known. so schools are now race to go make children education as modern and connected as the rest of their lives. away from the classroom. and this week that effort got a very big pwingt from 2 of the most influential names in tech. here's jonathan bl
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
their families. it's not easy for roma children in the czech education system. according to much in every below but it's not just because their parents don't always look after them properly. it all she tells me the state must do more to promote integration. rachel tells me that recently check education authorities ask them to count the roma children. it's the will that mean it. if it down yet they want us to judge which children were roma and which were not on the basis of their physical appearance. why did you react and haven't heard anything since then. education authorities put the scheme on ice because of the criticism it received from many teachers. one year ago police said was to not go up and started the pilot project roma like elena by nova and carl someone for being trained a special police officers in an attempt to combat rising crime the city's ombudsman for minorities. pablo books of the lake. helped initiate the project. he believes there will be less friction at the crime rate among the roma falls. so what do we knew we wanted to use the hatred all of the roma police officers are
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
is it the education outcomes continue to decline when we increase federal control year after year after year but yet our outcomes continue to decline? even this week, another international poll coming out for that. why is it getting harder to start a company, find a job, pay your gas bill? why is it hard to fill up your gas and pay your cell phone? it's increasing fees and control and americans continue to get frustrated because they know this is not what we were designed to be. we're doing too many things. we've got to get back to trusting the american people, our state leaders, our local leaders and we've got to set the standard for what leadership looks like in america by our rhetoric and by our actions. we can honor people and honor each other even in our differences, but we've got to get back to doing this nation's business the way that american people in their heart know it should be done, where their voices are heard and where they get to make the decisions. with that i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. miller, for five minutes. mr.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
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ABC
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
some of the people behind this education revolution. >>> and taking a live look outside at 8:37. we have live sky 7 hd looking out over mt.dy on diabldiablo. there's snow on some mountain tops this morning in the bay area. snow in the last couple of hours. hours. lisa argen will fill y to those who've been denied equal access to health care... welcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. can impart one lesson to a new business owner, it would be one thing i've learned is my philosophy is real simple american express open forum is an on-line community, that helps our members connect and share ideas to make smart business decisions. if you mess up, fess up. be your partners best partner. we built it for our members, but it's open for everyone. there's not one way to do something. no details too small. american express open forum. this is what membership is. this is what membership does. >>> welcome back, everyone. it is 8:40 on saturday morning. you are looking live at boulder creek in san
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
] public a better educated about what the options are and that certainly is a major rarity of the cfp board to increase the standard of professionalism in the financial planning industry. the family do go to and friends but they also go to themselves. we saw that. that was interesting in the polls. to me it is the same issue if i were to ask this room how many of you are above average drivers. [laughter] you'd find that more than 50% of you would raise your hands, but if you are a statistician, you know that the answer is that you are not. so i think people are more confident in their abilities, maybe they are -- maybe they should be. people do need advice and it is our job at the board to make sure that is top-flight advice. >> if i could pick up on that, i was surprised by the conference withpeople said they had their ability to make financial decisions. i see an opportunity which some of our companies are using to leverage social media to get the information out in the community of people that you trust. we have seen a number of new financial advisory tools that are based on seating good
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
throughout the country with news that employers added $200,000 jobs for the last months. 40,000 in education and health care. 27,000 manufacturing jobs, 17,000 construction jobs. >> now, we are getting consistent jobs reports. it's positive. it's positive for the economy and people should feel generally better that conditions are improving. >> reporter: on closer look, the unemployment rate for adult men is 6.7%. for women, 6.2%. the numbers are higher for african-americans and teenagers. still, some worry washington's upcoming budget battles could threaten the recovery. >> the u.s. economy pays attention to what washington is doing but this is an unpredictable business. it makes it interesting, but hard to know, sort of, what washington does in the next week, month or year. what that means, how much the economy can recover and at what rate. >> reporter: there may be political uncertainty, for the time being, only good news for recent college grads who just land their first job. >> i look at it as the start of a career, not just a job. >> that was kristen welker reporting. cold weather moves
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
the temporary frustrations of the affordable care roll out. >> a lot of it is education. they don't understand what it is and are afraid to go through the process. >> for andy peak the partial government shutdown created confusion and fear about the affordable care act. >> i didn't want to punch the bottom and sign up to pay $280-$300, adding it to my meagre month to month income. >> as the dust settles counselling from the music heath alliance allowed him to take a look and sign up. he'll pay around $150 a month. and for a career musician, that could allow him to pursue his passion of performing for the rest of his life. >>> the administration says healthcare.gov is functional for 80% of users. >>> let's get a look at the morning business headlines. european and u.s. banks are expected to be hit with a fine for manipulating key interest rates. reuters says six bangs will be fined more than $2 million. they rigged bench marks determining the cost of lending from mortgages the banks involved. more regulations will be invoked. banks would be banned from doing anything for their own game. the new
FOX
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
. the hearing is scheduled for sometime later this month. the department of education also releasing a recent report basically stating the commission has not received educator confidence which is a requirement. the college is moving forward. you can keep track tst progress on a -- of the progress. on the website. back to you. >>> happening today, a man suspected of killing another man over a video game system in san francisco is due no in court. the system, ronnie collins is accused of the fatal shooting of 22-year-old ikenna on sunday in the bayview district. ikenna posted an onlined a for a playstation -- online ad for a playstation. >>> also later today, the suspect in the l.a.x. shooting rampage will also make his first court appearance. 23-year-old paul ciancia will be at a san bernardino county jail. he's being held in federal custody, accused of walking into terminal 3 last month and killing a tsa officer and wounding three other people. investigators say he had a vendetta against the federal government. >>> 7:39. the autopsy on paul walker is complete and the results are expected some
KOFY
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
have known. but schools are racing to find education modern and connected and this week, efforts got a boost from two of the influential names in tech. here is abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom. when mike goes over trouble spots, take a rubber stylus, equalling a classroom full of kids paying attention. >> this engages kids. you can see their eyes open. when seeing this on the big screen >> these kids are digital natives and this is their world. >> but never mind ipads. one of the important ingredients is one you can't see. a blazingly fast internet connection. a luxury half of the schoolses in the county don't have. >> they have 500 in the case of this school over 800 kids. >> even is the head of the education super highway. out to change that with serious hip help. >> i think what they've realized is that we're at a tipping point now. >> marchwell envisions a world where dozen was stream individual yeet once using world events as teachable moments but the super highway has to find which schools need an upgrade, connect with grand money and give help spending it in the best way poss
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
's all young people have known. but schools are racing to find education modern and connected and this week, efforts got a boost from two of the influential names in tech. here is abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom. over trouble spots, take a rubber stylus, equalling a classroom full of kids paying attention. >> this engages kids. you can see their eyes open. when seeing this on the big screen >> these kids are digital natives and this is their world. >> but never mind ipads. one of the important ingredients is one you can't see. a blazingly fast internet connection. a luxury half of the schoolses in the county don't have. >> they have 500 in the case of this school over 800 kids. >> even is the head of the education super highway. out to change that with serious hip help. >> i think what they've realized is that we're at a tipping point now. >> marchwell envisions a world where dozen was stream individual yeet once using world events as teachable moments but the super highway has to find which schools need an upgrade, connect with grand money and give help spending it in the b
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 8:30am PST
want to get ahead in our country it's through education. so many people in our big cities are being short changed by a bad school system. we want to make it better through competition, by giving every kid the choice. part of our economic freedom zones is that federal money that comes to detroit isn't going to the school system directly but to the kid and their parents and each parent will decide which school they want to take their money to. >> it's a plan that touches regulation and education as well. >> absolutely. >> obama care, all over the news recently obviously for obvious reasons. we had heard this week that fox news was reporting that senator harry reid exempted some of his staff from signing up for obama care. have you signed up and how was that experience for you? >> don't get me started. i'm still in a bad mood from doing that. i spent two hours on wednesday doing it. i had all of my information in, all of my most personal information so i hope they're not hacking into this from all over the country. i put all my information in and then i pushed the button to sign up for
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
you the poster child for south africa's education. the mandela family was quoted describing you as the face of the new south africa. what is the face of the young generation of post-apartheid south africa. >> i think the young face of this new south africa is a dynamic face. we don't - our revolution will not be a political one. our revolution will be a revolution driven by innovation and prosperity across all income levels in south africa. we are very dynamic generation. my story is like that of millions of south africans. >> you describe this challenge rising to the challenge of innovation. what about domestically are there changes to that that young people face in south africa as they try to meet a global threshold to be competitive. >> certainly, which is why i believe my story resonates. a challenge is education. more south africans, world class education. the commitment to education, not just education, but achieving excellence. it's a challenge that i am sure my peers will adopt in the next couple of years. >> speaking of achieving educational excellence. is it true that
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:05pm EST
of a pioneer of the future. the stated goal of his companies to provide higher education for 90% reduction in costs. so recently they announced at georgia tech that udacity was going to take a 70,000-dollar residential masters degree and offer this online. offering it for $7000. and think about what that does to student loans. if you are an adult and you live in minnesota or southern california and you are not going to move to georgia tech, you can take it in the mornings where the weekends or while you are on vacation and we've begun to liberate you from the schedule. most are stunningly inefficient. it will be offered at the convenience of the professor three days a week. and that is going to rapidly disappear despite every effort of the prison guards of the university system to bacchus. you can look this up yourself and i'm not making any of this stuff up. go look up this comment dueling though that teaches seven different languages and there's a lot of questions in regards to language education and also the ability to teach literacy on your smartphone so that no one who is illiterate h
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
, whether it's a much bigger or more inclusive middle class including blacks, whether it's better education, but you're absolutely right. the project is not finished. in fact, even particularly amongst the blacks, there is a massive income inequality, one of the biggest in the world. very, very poor people still living in shantytowns and the like while there is also at the same time a very rich and exploding black you know, economic super class. so that is an issue. the issue of corruption is still one that's alive and needs to be tackled. and the issue of education still needs to be tackled. he was very keen on the idea of education. but look, many people will say some of the very important things were not done. and they still have to be finished, but after mandela was released and after those first elections in south africa, so much more of this continent has become democratic. it's not a coincidence. >> christiane, so many world leaders when you talk about the leader of cuba, the united states and europe and african countries, it could not be more diverse. do you think there is a lesson,
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
in providing education, counseling, care to people with aids and hiv. overseas, pope francis marked world aids day. he addressed thousands of people who gathered at st. peter's square. the pope called on catholics around the world to pray for those suffering from aids and hiv. he also asked people to pray for the doctors and researchers working to find treatments and a cure for that disease. funeral services were held in south carolina today for a postal worker who was shot and killed in prince george's county. family members and friends gathered in rock hill to say goodbye to tyson barnette. he was killed while delivering mail along reed street and landover. relatives say barnette was a good man. >> he is the type of guy that anyone could love. people --cared about we never thought it would happen in our family. >> police are still looking for barnette's taylor. yesterday, officers handed out flyers in the neighborhood where barnett was killed hoping to get some leads. a gunshot was fired aboard a metro train. metro transit police say two men got onto an argument on an orange line train that
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 8:30pm PST
with education and skills is rising. many people still believe a women's place is in her home. the rolls turkey so he enrolled in a focus on training course to get off work on top. this in new delhi with her parents and two brothers. when i offer you some killer on his monthly income one hundred pretty colors. the family family kits by. joshi want a job so she can contribute to the household budget. and her brothers schooling the situation is not easy he often meets with friends to stop job information they're also looking for permanent appointment. many physicians are temporary. it was nine. i even got chance to expand its place your day it was a new home and come check on your mind. always ensure she wants a stable income is to see how some training. she wanted to attend medical school. don't they. i want to be a content especially high tension judy's mother supports current orders ambition. she herself had no choice but to become a housewife. indeed it was inside the one juicy tidbit i couldn't of my generation i please have it tonight. also on the client the issue and it depends on your cli
KRON
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
that were made from inside sandy hook elementary school the day of killed 20 students and six educators. this is after the state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding the calls. he's been ordered to release them. state's attorney stephen sedensky the third had argued that survivors of last december's newtown shooting deserved special protection as victims of child abuse. >> today. authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "fast & furious" actor paul walker and his friend.roger rodas. walker's publicist has said the actor was the passenger when rodas' 2005 porsche carrera gt crashed into a light pole and tree and exploded into flames saturday. the families of both men have provided dental records, which will allow not only formal identification of the bodies, but also official word on whether walker or rodas was behind the wheel. three universal pictures will donate a percentage of the proceeds from fast-and- furious six to paul walker's non-profit. walker helped establish "reach out worldwide"
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
don't have a job and you're in school and you're trying to better yoursel your education and you're burdened now with the demand that you get health care and you don't feel that you need it, you can't afford it, but there's a $95 fine you can pay to absolve you of your liability, of course they're going to do that. guess what, where are the young people, most of them, getting their funds from? either working one or two jobs and going to school or they're living with their parents and their parents are not going to foot the bill. >> how does it make sense, richard, to a young person to pay more for insurance than he or she otherwise would be doing so, so as to underwrite old americans, many of whom likely have more money than he or she, that young person does. how does that make sense? >> greg, i don't think it's making sense or not making sense issue. i think one, what brad is talking about, is a lot of college students and law students and ph.d. students are eligible to go back on their parent's health care insurance thanks to the affordable care act. so 3 million of them are al
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
of scientists you saw there. here is a great example in berkeley, a hands on educational program focusing on the effort to create what they call an apollo moment for the next generation as well as showing off pictures of earth. there is also a documentary at the hall called back to the moon for good showing progress the teams made in being able to get back to the moon by the end of 2015. that documentary runs through the holidays. >>> now time for brodie brazil. what is happening in your world? >> warriors in action tonight during a busy stretch on the road. franchise record they broke tonight, show you how the team is trying to bounce back in memphis after a loss in houston. >> the 49ers can deny the seahawks a division title tomorrow. we'll show you how pumped up san francisco fans are fort that chance. to those who've waited... worried... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied be
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:45am EST
of a pioneer of the future. the stated goal of udacity is to provide higher education for 90% reduction in cost. and so recently they announced at georgia tech that u, the acity was now going to take a $70,000 residential master's degree in advanced computing, and they were going to offer the master's degree online for $7,000. first of all, think about what that does to student loans. second, if you're an adult and this is a class you really need but you live in minnesota or you live in southern california and you're not going to move to georgia tech, you can now take it in the mornings, on the weekends, while you're on vacation. all of a sudden we've begun to liberate you from the professor's schedule. most education is stunningly inefficient. the course will be offered from 10:20 to 11:40 at the convenience of the professor three days a week. well, that's not -- that's the world that's going to rapidly disappear despite every effort of the prison guards at the university system to block it. the most famous example -- you can go look these things up yourself. i'm not making any of this stuff u
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am EST
assembly or interests pass. activists who educate farmers have been gaoled or arrested. >> translation: the wealth cronies and those that confiscated the land are part of the the government. their interests are deeply entrenched in the conflict. >> the government want to resolve land grab issues and formed a parliamentary committee to look into the matter. one lawyer says the committee scope is limited and the independence curtailed by referring cases back to the administration. >> translation: there are protests by the farmer. if it's not resolved quickly, it can morph and lead into riots. this is a rural community with 70% of the population relying on farmers. land dispute have not resolved to underline the past to political uniformity. >> an olympic gold medal won by jesse owens in the 1930s broke records at an auction. the sale continues an inspiring legacy that mr owens left behind. >> this is one gold medal with a very colourful history. won by jessie owen at the 1936 berlin olympics. it's been snapped up for 1.5 million, the highest paid for an olympic medal and it's not a symbo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
. we are putting billions of dollars into a program which will bring to them education, which will bring to them health, electricity and running water and sewage and all of the other basic amenities which you and i expect of the -- of our authorities to give us. >> tpolicy of moving the bedoui won't become law until the kin he isset passes it. the bedouin says they are determined to stay. israel is unlikely to change their position. there is much more ahead on al jazeera america, including fighting childhood obesity. a new way to get children to lose those extra pounds. >>> being healthy can be fun. >> that's what one doctor is trying to teach kids. morgan radford explains. >> i am not your average doc. exercise is. >> he is known as the hip-hop doc, teaching kids how to eat healthier and he is doing it to a beat. >> a neurologist. >> doctor williams flings born in nigeria. when he came do new york city, he saw the need for a community based approach to healthcare. >> we focus many more resources on healing, on fixing problems than preventing them from starting >> reporter: so
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
ground needs to include several things. smart deficit reduction and investments in education. we have to cut spending and it has to be fair to the middle class. if the position will be to turn off sequester which we must do, we will ask to pay to turn off sequester. that's not going to suit the democrats in congress. we will continue to negotiate and hope that we get to a good fair common ground that is good and fair of the middle class. >> when you say the middle class, what are you referencing to that they have to pay for? >> one of the things is a surcharge on airline tickets. in the context of an overall budget if we have to look at that, we should. to do that and ask middle class people who are traveling to visit with their families. this has to do better than that. >> one question i want to ask you about, when you are not on capitol hill, you moonlight to get democrats elect and get the 17 seats needed to reclaim the majority. a person who has gone out of his way to help you is the president of the united states. they say that the president has not turned down a single fund rais
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
access to education. he could have stayed in his community, but he saw -- he started to see himself as an african, not just as a hossa. he started to see himself and how the white regime was dividing people by stressing ethnic differences and he was able to overcome that. and i think that's such an extraordinary thing. >> it's true. it's true. he was a courageous human being, and full of the idea that he was on a journey and he had something to do. he had a place to be, and it's fabulous to realize that there is an old spirit, an old song which is -- ♪ i'm on my journey now mount zion and i wouldn't take nothing, mount zion ♪ he was on a journey and he knew it, and he had something to do, and this is what each of us has. if we have enough courage, we can say i'm on a journey. i have a charge to keep. >> you were living in cairo with your husband, a south african freedom fighter when you first met nelson mandela. you said your husband and mandela were rivals but that didn't matter. tell us about that experience. >> their were rivals but when nelson mandela came to visit, he never
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
, still straining under the shackles of apartheid. the government creates a new system of education. they force classes to be taught in aftrikans. the decision will prove disastrous. >> i was busy in my consulting rooms early morning of june the 16th, 1976. when i heard this hum, like the hum of bees. >> reporter: in the johannesburg township of soweto, students are marching against the new education measures. >> this is illegal. >> reporter: police are sent to quell the protests. they open fire on the students. >> from then on, soweto began to burn. >> reporter: news of the uprising spreads quickly throughout the country, as do other protests and riots. >> south africa was aflame. there was a struggle for liberation, for freedom that this government could not control. >> the soweto uprising of 1976 was a privatal moment in south african history, and mandela realize it had. >> reporter: in prison mandela reads about and is encouraged by the uprising. >> all of the work that he had done for all of these years was actually now bearing fruit, and that there was a revolutionary environm
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
's covered by most health plans. >>> there's no question the world of education isn't what it used to be. ask anyone from teachers to parents, even students themselves. a new report by the american civil liberties union of pennsylvania looked at student discipline and whether the practice of zero tolerance is actually helping or hurting students and the verdict -- well, the overly broad policy just isn't working. and joining me to discuss is broward county public school superintendent robert brunsy, president of national school services committee and psychologist wendy walsh. >> tell us what zero tolerance is and why turn away from it now? >> well, the reason why we would turn away from it is because zero tolerance policies are not effective. in 2011 in broward county, we had the largest number of stude student school-related arrests in florida. 1,062. out of that 754 of them, about 75%, were for non-violent misdemeanor offenses. these are things that would normally have been handled by schools in the past and as we see the numbers continue to grow, they just put children on a trajectory that
KRON
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
was. i saw it. >> we'll get people out here to take care of it to do a little education. and in a few minutes, they were on the scene educating. >> you are not supposed to enter until here. how do you tell the difference. >> there is a line in the street there. aide the rules of the bike lane. >> these dedicated bike lanes are unless you are parking. only merge when there is a break. buses cannot use it to keep on stel. they are for bikes. this guy gave me a piece of his mind and receiving a ticket. >> i teach at the university. i'm serious about it. >> okay. >> i don't see -- he was driving illegally and it is my fault. >> state law prohibits people from driving in the lane and no matter who you put the lane on the low is the law. >> thank you for bringing this to our attention. >>> we are back. if you are looking to see a movie there is a movie about family and justice. what is at the movies and what is showing in now showing. >> reporter: and around two broth merse a depressed town in america's rust belt. one of the brothers gets home from serving in iraq and lured into a ring and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
that today or tomorrow. the operator did survive. he was injured. educated that he tried to apply the brakes, that the train was coming into the curve quickly and he tried to apply the brakes. they want to see what that operator has to say. the speed in that part of the rail should have been 30 miles an hour. the train would have needed to slow from 70-mile an hour on the straight away to that 30 miles an hour. did that happen? investigators will be back on the rails today to try to look at the rails and the crumbled cars themselves to see what they can learn from that. >> ok. lisa stark reporting to us from washington. thank you. >> metro north has been working to prevent accidents. we have a look at some prior accidents in the mta history. >> it carries more than 82 million people a year, which is the busiest in the country. it's part of new york's metropolitan transportation authority. it is a system of subways, buses and commuters trains. the deadliest crash was in 1918 when a subway driver lost control in brooklyn. the last time passengers were killed in an m.t. the a. crash was 1991 wh
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
: the education system, the job system is not treating all americans equally. you see that in the minority numbers. some of the callers have talked about this. anyou're going into environment where you are the orst person of this race gender in that role, how much more difficult is it for you to break in as opposed to a workforce that is more diverse? host: you look at the overall but the number%, approaches numeral seven percent because of the increase in african-american unemployed and teenagers. correct? guest: that is part of the factors. you have much higher unemployment among minorities and younger people. you also look at it based on educational breakdowns. the unemployment rate is considerably higher among those who have not completed high school compared to those who have completed college. work isic morath's available online. thank you for being with us. coming up next, the vice president is back in the u.s. following a weeklong trip that included stops in china, south korea, and japan. we will have david lampton joining us from johns hopkins to discuss the state of relations between the
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
to education. he could have stayed in his community, but he saw -- he started to see himself as an african, not just as a hoso, he started to see himself and see how the white regime was dividing people by stressing ethnic differences and he was able to overcome that. i think that's such an extraordinary thing. >> it's true. it's true. he was a courageous human being and full of the idea that he was on a journey, and he had something to do, he had a place to be, and it's fabulous to realize that there's an old spiritual, old gospel song which is i'm on my journey now, mount zion, on my journey now, mount zion, and i wouldn't take nothing, mount zion, from my journey. mount zion. he was on the journey and he knew it and he had something to do. and this is what each of us has, if we have enough courage, we can say i'm on a journey, i have a charge to keep. >> you were living in cairo with your husband, south african freedom fighter when you first met nelson mandela. i understand your husband and mandela were something of rivals, but that didn't matter to mandela. tell us about that experienc
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> the education of this president is a subtracting and moving process as it was this week as he continues with the scent of profound government. bill: brit hume is our political analyst. >> i got a chuckle out of that. bill: what did you think of that observation? >> the president said something about people blowing their money in las vegas, and then somewhat later he said it again in las vegas is hurting and need the business. and this is why you don't have to be a governor to know and understand and it operates slowly behind this technologically and otherwise. and no executive experience. so we have gotten to travel within this along the learning curve. bill: there are these agencies that are outdated with the structure of a lot of these agencies, reform is hard to do and a lot of these programs and activities have constituencies and so on and it's hard to change it. and i think most people intuitively understand that in this is the health and human services program that basically kind of left it alone and didn't put this in overall charge of a for at that time. bill: the hhs or irs, al
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
was absolutely passionate about education, and he had a great affinity with children, because remember, 27 years in prison, he hardly saw a child. and it was the one thing he said he really missed was the touch of a child. so he paid a lot of attention to the youth. and as you say, democracy here in south africa, the anniversary of those first democratic elections is next year, it was 20 years ago. so a lot of people, a lot of these people here didn't know apartheid, didn't know about the feel, the indignities of it, but they still know that nelson mandela made sacrifices for them. and the key is -- and he was very, very passionate about it -- he wanted his legacy to live on way after he had gone. and dethat he did that, "you ca like me in a small way. it's not hard to be nelson mandela. just pay attention to the people close to you and keep on trying hard and never give up." that in a way is his legacy. >> and they are living his legacy out. robin, thank you. appreciate it. >> reporter: okay. >>> one of the icons of new york honored nelson mandela last night. look at this. the top of the empire
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
to put our children first and create situations in which we push not just the children but the educators that sur ound them. too many of us are comfortable with mediocrity. as michelle said, the rest of the world is moving forward. we haven't dropped, we're just losing in a race because we're not moving forward. >> frank talk from steve perry and michelle reed on this important issue. >>> we have much more ahead in the cnn newsroom and it all starts right now. i am fredricka whitfield. ice, sleet, snow, a cold snap hits much of the u.s., knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. and plunging central parts of the country into bone chilling cold. we're going live to the heart of the storm next. >>> and home at last after six weeks locked up in north korea, an elderly u.s. war veteran suddenly free. he is now back home. and we just heard from him last hour. >>> plus, after ineffective chemotherapy and failed bone marrow transplant, this 15-year-old leukemia patient thought he would die. then an experimental treatment changed everything. details coming up. >>> merrill newman ba
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
children are learning in school. you will meet some of the people behind the education revolution. and at 5:38, this is a beautiful view from our exploratorium cam. you see the skyline there, the transamerica pyramid kind of sort of. cold out there, 44 crease, but wa [ ding ] cheese plate? cheese plate. no, i made something better. you used the oven? boom. [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. make the holidays pop. ♪ make t♪ holidays pop. hey, that's the last crescent! oh, did you want it? yeah. we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half. that's not half! guys, i have more. thanks, mom. [ female announcer ] do you have enough pillsbury crescents? to thsuffered in silence... hoped... and lived in a state of fear... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com. >> the holidays have arrived in washington, d.c. >> three, two, one! whew! >> yesterda
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
in the field of agriculture and agricultural education. thank you, mr. speaker and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. waxman, for five minutes. mr. waxman: thank you very much, mr. speaker. on february 15, a small group of democratic members of the house joined together to form the safe climate caucus. we vowed to come to the house every day to talk about the defining environmental challenge of our time, climate change. today marks the 100th day we have spoken on the house floor. the safe climate caucus is composed of representatives from across this country. we come from the west coast, the east coast, the north and the south and the midwest. we come from coastal regions, urban areas and rural communities. we represent a cross-section of america. we started the safe climate caucus because of the enormous disconnect that exists between what scientists are telling us about the dangers of climate change and the conspiracy of silence and denial that exists in this house. there is a mou
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